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Hon. Tom Freeman-Mitford 1909-1945

An Illustrated talk on the troubled life and times of Tom Mitford only brother of the famous Society Mitford sisters by William Cross FSA Scot

Tom Mitford - "A Perfect Son and Brother"

Tom Mitford was the only son of Thomas David Freeman-Mitford , the 2nd Baron Redesdale ( known to his children as "Farve" ) and his wife Sydney Bowles ( known to her children as "Muv".)

He was the only brother of the six famous Mitford sisters who led notorious lives in feats of scandal, love, adultery, divorce and following fascism, as part of the 20th century's greatest high jinx tales, and real history and folklore. No one was allowed to ignore the Mitford clan.

Tom was not a headline seeker, but his story is just as eventful and tumultuous as his sisters.

Society Author William Cross, FSA Scot has made a close study of Tom Mitford's life, loves, career and the relationship
with his well known sisters and parents.

This illustrated talk will shock and amuse : this is a detailed insight into one topsy-turvy, dysfunctional family, perhaps Britain first soap opera. Tom's family memorial at St Mary's Church, Swinbrook records him as being a "very perfect son and brother" But was he?


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Date and Time:

2 December 2021 at 1:30 am


2 hours



Newport U3A
Shaftsbury Methodist Church
Shaftsbury Street
NP20 5JH

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William Cross, FSA Scot
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Additional Information:

William Cross, FSA Scot is the author of a number of books on Society figures from the 20th Century and his books centre on scandal, sex and cover up

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